A young woman decided to prank an anonymous suitor who texted her.
Emily Cain, a student in Newcastle, tricked an unsuspecting man into thinking he'd adopted a chimp.
After the bloke, who remains unidentified, passed on his details in the hopes of securing a date, she decided to have some fun.
When posting the screenshots on Twitter, Emily said: "A lad's just sent me his number so thought I’d take advantage of it.”
She posted the photos alongside the messages from the man who is saved in her phone as 'Guy', Chronicle Live reports.
Twitter users were very amused by the exchange – with some telling her she'd reached “troll level one million”.
In the first message she wrote: "Thank you and congratulations! You have successfully adopted Bubbles the chimp! £7.50 will be charged to your bill per month.
“To cancel this subscription without any further being charged, just reply to this message with the word STOP."
Emily attached a photo of “bubbles” – a cute baby chimp – and the man attempted to opt out of the charitable donation.
Unfortunately, the “animal rescue centre” appeared to have a technological glitch as they told him that he had now pledged an extra £5 a month to feed and water Bubbles.
The man, “Guy”, once more tried to stop the messages, but instead was told that he had been charged £3 a month more – with the added gift of a plush toy chimp.
After another failed attempt to stop the spam, where Guy was alerted to the fact that he had now adopted Bubbles’ sick mother, he became irate and texted: "I swear to god if any money comes out of my account on direct debit I'm going to the police. You horrible b*****ds."
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Emily then introduced him to a “support officer”,
Guy wrote: “Hello, hope you’ve had a good Christmas. I received a text message today regarding me paying a monthly direct debit to save a monkey.
“Could I cancel all of the direct debits to my account please? I didn’t sign up for them. Thanks”
Eventually exposing the trick, Emily messaged back: “You’ve been pranked by the prank patrol, love from Emily.”
However it seems that romance was off the cards as the man replied, simply: “You horrible c***.”
Emily’s post to Twitter now has 22,000 likes and 3,100 retweets.
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One commenter wrote: "Troll level one million."
Another declared: "Genius. I now await someone randomly texting me."
Finally, a poster who seemed to know Emily personally added: "You’re not normally this funny. Definitely been hacked."
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